2016-09-17 / Community

Today in History

Today is Saturday, Sept. 17, the 261st day of 2016. There are 105 days left in the year.

On this date:

In 1787, the Constitution of the United States was completed and signed by a majority of delegates attending the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.

In 1937, the likeness of President Abraham Lincoln’s head was dedicated at Mount Rushmore.

In 1955, Tennessee Ernie Ford recorded “Sixteen Tons” by Merle Travis for Capitol Records in Hollywood.

In 1966, “Mission: Impossible” premiered on CBS.

In 1984, Progressive Conservative leader Brian Mulroney took office as Canada’s 18th prime minister.

In 1986, the Senate confirmed the nomination of William H. Rehnquist to become the 16th chief justice of the United States.

In 1996, Former Vice President Spiro T. Agnew died in Berlin, Maryland, at age 77.

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